FCPA Enforcement In 2010 — A Look Back

Law360, New York (March 28, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT) -- Calendar year 2010 was a significant year for enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The year was quantitatively remarkable, with a record amount of total criminal fines, civil penalties and disgorgement payments, a record number of cases and a record prison term for an individual.

The volume of cases was unprecedented, with the U.S. Department of Justice filing 58 new enforcement actions[1] and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing 28 enforcement actions against corporate entities and individuals. The 86 total enforcement actions in 2010...
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